You Make Me Smile
A big 'Thank You' to our amazing Volunteers who are creating smiles everyday. Would you like to join this great team and help make East Sussex smile?
During the height of the pandemic we were receiving more than 150 calls a day from distressed older people without enough food in the house and who were anxious, alone and afraid. In response to this we created the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to provide much needed support to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our emergency appeal to raise the funds to support the CERT is now closed, but we wanted to thank all the members of the public who helped raise £6,997. Your support helped our organisation to provide vital services to the older people of East Sussex during lockdowns and social restrictions. Your donations helped to provide practical and emotional support from befriending to essential shopping deliveries and prescription pick-ups, as well as vital information and advice via our over the phone service.
We still have a Community Response Team in place to help older people to get back into their local communities with friendly volunteer companions offering telephone be-friending, escorted walks, shopping trips together and more activites as government guidlines allow.
We do not take for granted that our work would not be possible without supporters like you, so once again 'Thank You' for your support.
Energy bills are a common worry for millions of older people with many skimping on heating their homes in winter even during a cold snap. If you or someone you know is struggling with the added costs this Winter, please check out our information page on what support is there to help.
Age UK East Sussex has a chance to win a £1,000 festive boost. We're calling on supporters to nominate us to win £1,000 as part of Ecclesiastical Insurance’s annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign.
Now into its fifth year, the campaign sees the specialist insurer giving 120 different charities an early Christmas gift of a £1,000 donation, with 10 winners announced each weekday from 6th to 21st December.
Nominations are open from 8th November to 20th December, and it is quick and easy to nominate online, just click below.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our charity every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.co.uk on your web browser and can be selected in the Amazon Shopping App. To turn on AmazonSmile on your phone app, open the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone. Shopping with AmazonSmile is the same as shopping on amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our charity.
It has been great to have all of our shops open again and we would like to thank our customers for your continued support and for all the donations that have been received.
Age UK East Sussex has six charity shops and two furniture stores, so why not pop by to your local shop to find a bargain. Or if you want to shop online from the comfort of your own home, why not visit our Ebay shop.